Dutch government commits €150 million to large-scale CCS project

The funds will go towards the Rotterdam Capture Storage and Demonstration Project (ROAD), which is a partnership of energy companies E.ON, Electrabel and GDF Suez, and which has already received a pledge of €180 million from the EU.

CO2 will be captured by the E.ON coal plant under construction at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam and stored 20 km off the coast.

During the demonstration phase it is expected that at least four million tonnes of CO2 will be sequestered underground.

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